Rubber mulch for equestrian use
Posted by Jamie Kavanagh on
Our rubber mulch is used a lot in landscaping and for play areas, but that isn't all it's good for. We also get orders from ranches and horses training facilities to provide a safe equestrian surface for horses.
While immensely strong, a horse's legs are their weak point. They are very susceptible to injury and fatigue which means the surface they walk on is an important consideration for horse lovers. Rubber mulch is proving its worth in the equestrian field for this very reason.
There are several key benefits to the use of rubber mulch as an equestrian surface. Here are just a few.
Reduces impact injuries
If we work our horses, we need to do what we can to ensure they are happy and healthy. Providing a safe, soft surface within which to work them is a key element of that. Rubber mulch is proven to help reduce impact injuries by the give that is inherent in rubber.
Reduces dust and mud
If you live somewhere that gets hot and dry, or very wet, you're going to love rubber mulch. As a material, it is impervious to weather, won't dry out to produce lots of dust and won't retain moisture to produce mud. It provides a safe, predictable surface all year round.
Discourages insects and critters
Rubber mulch is not a happy home for insects or rodents. Where some surfaces and garden borders that use tree bark actively encourage life, rubber mulch does not. It isn't digestible, it cannot be bitten or used as nesting material and it doesn't decompose to allow it to become home to insects.
Lowers costs considerably
Rubber mulch is guaranteed to last many years. Given the area a typical equestrian arena runs to, any extension in operating life means cash saved. Rubber mulch is a very durable product that has decades of potential. Dallas Rubber Mulch guarantees the colorfastness of our product for 12 years, let along the operating lifetime. That could save thousands of dollars over the lifetime of this product over alternatives.
Even though rubber mulch is made from recycled tires, the process removes as many impurities as possible before being made available. Buy mulch from us and you get a clean, non-toxic surface that is safe for horses and people. Even if accidentally ingested, there are no known side effects.
Those are just some of the reasons why using rubber mulch in your equestrian area is a good idea. Contact us if you would like to know more.